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Mobile, AL

Job Description

Any qualified individual with a disability who is having difficulty in completing an application because of incompatible technology or other disability-related application issues may contact us at the following phone number for assistance: 251-445-1932.
Austal shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.  Austal’s commitment to equal employment opportunity applies at all levels of employment, in all job titles, including the executive level, and to all employment actions, including but not limited to decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion. 

REPORTS TO: Vice President of Human Resources

SUPERVISES:  Compensation & Benefits Professionals & Support Staff

•    Responsible for developing strategy, researching and recommending options, and directing the efficient functioning of all Compensation and Benefits; inclusive of – Production, Salaried and Professional and Executive employee base and incentive compensation programs; Hourly, Salaried and Administrative Benefit programs and Retirement programs.
•    Annually reviews and makes recommendations to executive management as to compensation and benefits program direction; develops new, enhances or revises existing compensation and benefits programs based on current trend analysis and policy direction.  
•    Oversees development and delivery of strategic initiatives through staff of compensation & benefits professionals.
•    Responsible for organization’s compliance with federal, state, and local legislation with regard to all total compensation policies and practices. 
•    Ensures regulatory and legal compliance (ERISA, COBRA, ADA, HIPAA, FMLA, DOL & IRS regulations) and maintains plan documents, summary plan descriptions, and master system of records.   
•    Develops and administers exempt and nonexempt salary and hourly programs to ensure equitable and competitive pay practices; analyzes survey data to determine competitive position and recommends changes in salary and /or hourly structure as required. 
•    Prepares, and oversees the preparation of reports, compensation administration policy manuals, internal publications, and program description materials. 
•    Performs and oversees analysis of job worth, wage and salary surveys, competitive compensation rates, design of compensation packages and other related compensation and benefits projects. 
•    Advises department directors, managers, supervisors, and employees on interpretations of compensation policies and practices. 
•    Manages benefits program design, compliance, communications and administration; oversees coverage renewals, annual open enrollments, and discrimination testing.
•    Ensures the smooth delivery of benefits plans coverage and employee issue resolution.
•    Conducts benchmarking of benefits program to assess competitiveness. Plans, develops, and/or participates in surveys. Analyzes results of surveys and develops specific recommendations for review by management.
•    Implements an education/communication strategy to maximize employees’ understanding and value of the benefits programs.
•    Manages benefits vendor relationships including negotiations. 
•    Oversees HCM system; identifies system requirements from a human resources perspective, coordinates implementation with other system users. 
•    Keeps informed of new trends, developments, laws, and regulations related to the administration of compensation and benefits.
•    Balances all elements of total compensation to ensure competitive design that is the best value for Austal.
•    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Business or Human Resources required. Master’s degree preferred. 
•    Attainment and maintenance of a CCP, CBP, GRP and/ or PHR, SPHR, GPHR certification a plus.
•    Advanced knowledge of federal and state laws on HR policies and practices including knowledge of ADA, EEO, FMLA, wage and hour laws, ERISA, and federal and state filing and compliance requirements related to employee compensation and benefits.
•    Ten plus years corporate management experience in a Compensation and Benefits required.
•    Solid knowledge of compensation & benefits practices, strategies and methodologies; international and expatriate management experience desired.
•    Experience with HCMS, database and interface management, and web-based HR site development.
•    Strong analytical, quantitative, presentation and organizational skills and attention to details.
•    Willingness to work in a hands-on team environment.
•    Ability to travel as required including internationally. 
•    Excellent oral and written communications skills; excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated experience working in a team environment.
•    Proficient in the use of standard office computer software including Microsoft Windows and Office components. 


•    Day-to-day management of HCMS, compensation and benefits organization and delivery.
•    Day-to-day decision making authority in policy administration of compensation and benefits.
•    Policy, vendor or program changes or modifications.
•    Executive total compensation changes or modifications.